Thursday, May 28, 2015

Watermelon-Tequila Punch

It's starting to get really warm around here and finally feels like summer. It's a good thing! We're down to the last couple days of school and I am officially on break after Monday. I'm ready to celebrate...probably even with a drink in hand.

During the summer months I love a good fruity and even slushy drink. I was recently given a copy of this new cookbook to review, Punch Bowl and Pitcher Drinks. It's just that, a book devoted to tempting cocktails, many of which are perfect for this hot weather.

Over the Memorial Day weekend I wanted a fun new drink to share with my family at our cookout. This watermelon punch didn't take long to convince me, it's actually even featured on the cover of the book. I mainly loved the fact that it didn't require many ingredients and most of which I already had on hand.

It's definitely a fun summer drink, my sister-in-law really liked it. In fact she helped me drink most of the pitcher. I think I would like this even more as a frozen slushy drink, but it's still pretty good. A little different, especially if you're not a big fan of watermelon.  I might try adding in some other fruits next time and see what we think.

As far as the cookbook itself; like I said many of the recipes look wonderful. I love all the colorful photos to go along with each recipe. My only complaint would be that some of them require more ingredients than I'd like to deal with. Other than that I am keeping this close by for new inspiration, summer is the perfect time to try new cocktails.  Let me know what you think of this new drink!

Watermelon-Tequila Punch

1 medium ripe seedless watermelon
3/4 cup tequila
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup sugar
additional lime slices

Cut watermelon into cubes, after removing the rind. Puree in a blender in batches. Strain puree using a sieve or mesh colander over a large bowl. You will need a total of 5 cups of juice.

In a pitcher, mix together watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and sugar. Add in lime slices. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Serve punch over ice. Serves 6

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